Blog: An inside perspective on the Kentucky Derby

Blog: An inside perspective on the Kentucky Derby

Dr. Bryce Peckham shares his experience at the 135th Kentucky Derby as the chief track veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
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May 14, 2009
By dvm360.com staff
The enormous hats. The mint juleps. The "Run for the Roses." The Kentucky Derby's famous traditions leave a lasting impression, and many call the race the most exciting two minutes in sports. While most of us enjoy the festivities on the TV broadcast, Dr. Bryce Peckham got an up-close-and-personal view of the event, serving as the chief track veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Click here for his insights from the 135th Kentucky Derby.